QUICK REMINDER: If you have worked to increase the biodiversity or have built a food forest in your yard please fill out this form to put your food forest on our map! This map is made to inspire more people to increase the biodiversity around their homes. If you have increased the biodiversity in your … Continue reading Plant Profile #1 Elderberry
First off, let me define eco anxiety. According to The American Phycology Association, eco anxiety is: “The chronic fear of environmental cataclysm that comes from observing the seemingly irrevocable impact of climate change and the associated concern for one’s future and that of next generations”. Many people (including me) feel this on a regular basis. … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Eco Anxiety
Picking varieties to plant in your yard can seem like a daunting task. You need to think about many factors when selecting fruit trees or perennial plants. It can seem overwhelming with so many factors to think about. How wet is the soil? Will your plants be shaded by other trees? Will my plants die? … Continue reading How to Pick Varieties to Plant in Your Yard
One of the biggest problems I had was what could I do to help the climate. We as kids, don’t have power to do anything in politics or government. I felt dejected because I couldn’t make laws or policies. I saw politics as the only solution to the climate crisis. As I started to learn … Continue reading What YOU can do for the Climate Crisis
I am having another free field day! Come join me on March 19th at 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM (event address: 9501 Deer Range Rd Moseley, VA 23120) to learn hands on how to lay carboard and mulch, prep soil, and properly plant trees. Participants will start a food forest on my farm from scratch. … Continue reading Upcoming Field Day Details
You have probably heard me talk a lot about Permaculture in blog posts and Instagram posts, but I’ve never gone into the detail of what it really is. The word Permaculture is made of two words combined, Permanent and Agriculture. It really means just that. Permanent agriculture is using perennials to farm and cultivate land … Continue reading What is Permaculture?
Sustainability has a lot to do with the climate crisis. Because so much of the world is not living sustainably, the climate crisis has been created. Sustainable resources are resources that can regrow, or that are never ending. These are things like trees, plants wind, water, sun, etc. Not only will we never run out … Continue reading Sustainability and the climate crisis
We all know that trees release oxygen. Most of us have been taught that from a young age. But what isn’t shared in those simple science lessons is how crucial that is. Plants and trees do so much more than create our oxygen. They take carbon out of the atmosphere, store it in the soil, … Continue reading Plants and The Climate Crisis
Composting is a crucial part of reversing the climate crisis. When food scraps are put in landfills they create methane. Methane is a gas that contributes to global warming. Composting is a super easy way to decrease how much food waste you are putting into landfills. To create a clean and good smelling compost pile, … Continue reading Composting
Welcome everyone! Food Forest are important, but they can be very hard to understand at first. I have links for a few movies, websites, and other groups that can help you understand how carbon sequestration works! One of my favorite movies of all time is called Kiss the Ground. It shows how carbon sequestration works … Continue reading Understanding Food Forests
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.